London Journals

Springtime in London 2005

An April 2005 trip to London by lovetotraveleurope

Quote: This is just a brief overview of our visit to one of the best cities in Europe, brief because you cannot even begin to experience London in just the 4 1/2 days we were there.

Springtime in London 2005

Overview

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The Tower of London is always high on the list, as is Westminster Abbey. Also, walking through St. James Park and seeing the water fowl and pelicans was a treat and so calming. There were people sitting on the grass, enjoying the beautiful day.Quick Tips: Buy a Tube pass for the length of your stay. That was invaluable to us. We did purchase tickets to Tower of London here in the States but could have waited till we got there. Since we went in off-season, there were no big long lines and the prices were the same. Try to go in off-season if possible, when wait times are cut down and prices are lower.Best Way To Get Around: The Tube is still one of the best ways to traverse London. Lon...Read More

Ibis London Earls Court

Hotel | "Ibis Earls Court"

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The hotel itself overall was great. The staff was helpful and pleasant and the lobby and restaurant were brilliant and bright. The hallways to the rooms were shabby and unkempt, and looked dirty. Our room was decent. It was a bit worn on the walls, but the bathroom was spotless and beautiful. The shower was incredible, with wonderful water pressure (great for those long walks in London). The bed was comfortable but the pillows were hard. It was not a bad hotel overall; it just needs a bit of an overhaul, but it was in our price range. It's not too central to sites, but with the Tube only 5 minutes away, you can easily get to where you want to be.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 5, 2006

Ibis London Earls Court
47 Lillie Road
London, England
+44 (44 6) 100880

Harrods

Attraction

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Harrods is amazing from the word "go." It's an experience just to look around. The food court is what really impressed me, how every type of food has its own area. We did eat there, and it was was pricey for two soups and two teas, but it was worth the experience. The cases of food had items I had never seen and things that looked awesome, like sculptures made from butter, etc. The staff was pleasant there as well. We got to try free samples of the most delectable chocolates, olive oils, etc. The clothing area is really just like any department store, a bit more expensive than my budget will allow. When we bought some items, the staff was helpful in pointing out how to get the VAT ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 5, 2006

Harrods
87-135 Brompton Road
London, England SW1X 7XL
+44 (20) 7730 1234

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lovetotraveleurope

lovetotraveleurope
Cleveland, Ohio